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cuomo from erik. james says in connecticut there are two major problems, the deficit and more taxes. both problems are created by one party rule. what are the big issues in your state? join that conversation on facebook by looking for c-span. let us take a look at the balance of power in state. we can see here who controls the governors' seats. 30 republicans states in red, 19 democratic, and one independent in rhode island. but as your what ray has to say on our democrats line. caller: good morning. i wanted to say that i believe here in the state of texas -- our standard of living is what keeps is going. nobody can live on $7.25 hour. our standard of living is so below the economy it should be at $12 per hour. everything is so expensive right now. it should be, at the very least, $12 per hour. host: you are calling to raise the minimum wage? caller: yes, ma'am. if everybody makes at least $12 an hour, this country would boom so fast. here in the state of texas -- i think it is everywhere. the corruption of the governor and the mayor. big corporate donors, big business owners. they
, by restoring clinton-era tax rates for the top 1% of income earners. that's what we've done so far. i think it probably is safe to say that the tax rate discussion is probably done, but we have not even begun to discuss tax loopholes. why should millionaires get more tax benefit against their charitable contributions than middle-class families do? why should a billionaire who builds a wing on a museum and puts his name on it get more tax bang for his charitable buck than the middle-class family who gives to their local church? is protecting that benefit for high-end charitable donors more important than addressing our deficit? how about tax subsidies to the most profitable companies in the world, the big oil behemoths? the american taxpayer is asked to provide money to big and often foreign oil companies. is keeping big oil lobbyists happy with subsidies from the american people more important than addressing our deficit? should companies and wealthy individuals be allowed to hide their money from the tax man in offshore accounts while working families pay their taxes fair and square? is pr
be making a bigger case about taxes, spending, shoot for the mountains and not get dragged down on what he says is clearly democrats and the president's turf. >> we have to focus, steve, i believe republicans -- i've said it time and time again -- on taxes. on cutting spending. on saving entitlements. on saving america from this crushing national debt. it grew $6 trillion under barack obama over the past term. and try to avoid some of these other issues. but i hear bobby jindal's new federalism on crack talking about cutting federal employees by three-quarters, et cetera, et cetera. that ain't going to happen. with the changing demographics and where america is and where it's going over the next 20 every 30 years. >> that's the issue. if you separate it, i think the first part not being the stupid party anymore is sort of a no-brainer. why would you go around insulting important interest groups. >> women. >> yeah, the 47%, all that stuff. but then you get to his policy proposals, and i don't think he's in the mainstream of this country when you talk about 25% of the government buildings, c
from a federal perspective is that this takeover is subsidized through tax credits that or just extended by the fiscal cliff bill, which allows investors to come into our inner-city neighborhoods and build expensive buildings, turned over and lease them to a charter boards and high rates, so charters don't have sufficient funding to even operator schools as far as operating expenses such as teachers and books and so on. i'm concerned about proliferation of charter's and what this has done to destroy neighborhoods. host: here's a comment -- coming up next, we will talk more about immigration policy. what the president had to say yesterday and what a bipartisan group of senators announced earlier this week. argos -- our guest is carlos gutierrez, now working on immigration issues as well as other things in his portfolio. later on, paul krugman, a columnist, gave us a visit. we will be right back. [video clip] >> one cannot count the times that americans say that we are the best country in the world. what a marvelously stupid thing to say. of all the countries in the world. everybo
four years and you see higher taxes, class warfare radical wealth redistribution, socialized medicine, unprecedented spending record breaking deficits and debt. you say of course this is the logical results of all of those policies. it's not a big mystery here. they a >> they are also pointing to this effect of gridlock in washington and some people may be freaked out by higher taxes. there's a question of whether there is any will in washington to make anything meaningful happen on the questions of spending and our budget which we haven't had in four years now. we don't have a budget. senator mary landrow dismissed diskri discretionary spending. >> i am not going to keep cutting the discretionary budget, which by the way is not out of control despite what you hear on fox news. >> it doubled since 2000. >> why she says stuff like that i don't know. i guess she gets extra brownie points and a pat on the head or attacking fox news. our spending is out of control, the argument see should have made is that our immediate problem is dealing with jobs. attacking the deficit right now isn't g
aren't blaming the tax hikes they just pushed through. no. something else. >> our economy is facing a major headline which goes to your point, and that's republicans in congress. >>steve: darned republicans. democrats' plan? print more money. brian. >>brian: make way for the future site of the obama library. but first we need to get ronald reagan's childhood home out of the way. break out the bulldozer. "fox & friends" starts tphoufplt >>gretchen: good morning. usually when we come in in the morning, we all have our own ways of preparing for the show. unfortunately i have to spend a little bit more time in hair and makeup. and during that time is when i start looking at the news papers, the hard-core ones, not on my ipad. i have to say i was a little shocked at the front cover of the new york post this morning when it hit my lap. that one right there. dan marino, we all know over at cbs sports, hall of fame quarterback with the miami dolphins, probably the best quarterback to not win a super bowl. now revealed he has a seven-year-old love child that has been kept secret all this tim
higher tax rate. his former neighbor says he has a point. he says the tax policy in their neighborhood is criminal. criminal. he'll explain. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. celebrex can be taken with or without food. and it's not a narcotic. you and your doctor should balance the benefits with the risks. all prescription nsaids, like celebrex, ibuprofen, naproxen and meloxicam have the same cardiovascular warning. they all may increase the chance of heart attack or stroke, which can lead to death. this chance increases if you have heart disease or risk factors such as high blood pres
billion over five years for transportation projects. he'd also do that by eliminating the state's gas tax and raising its sales tax. another element of mcdonnell's plan sparking protests today. hybrid car owners plan to drive to richmond to show their opposition for that proposal. they're upset the governor wants to impose a $100 fee on alternative fuel vehicles. >>> let's check in with tony again on the live desk with breaking news in montgomery county. tony? >>> we're continuing to follow breaking news where montgomery county fire rescue is attempting to rescue a person out of a car. take a look now. moments ago, firefighters just went out to that car. they're returning back now. and i can't really tell. looks like they may have one person with them. looked like just a few seconds ago that they may have pulled that person out of the passenger side of the vehicle. again, this is the 16800 block of riffle ford road, montgomery county fire rescue. looks like rescuing one person out of the passenger side window of the vehicle that was stuck there on that -- on that flooded road. again this
there are rules to ensure competition and fair play. the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. revamp our tax code. reduce the cost of health care. medicare and medicaid and social security. they do not make us a nation of takers. the threat of climate change. sustainable energy sources. our forests and waterways, our crop lands and snow-capped peaks. seneca falls and selma and stonewall. earn a living equal to their efforts. our gay brothers and sisters welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants. the quiet lanes of newtown. >> joining me now, msnbc contributor jimmy williams and former rnc chairman and msnbc analyst michael still. gentlemen good to see you both. jimmy let me start witd you immediately. a lot of people criticized the president's speech. to be expected to some degree. did that sound like hey i won you lost. this is how it's going to be? >> i hate to break the news to people but that is exactly what happened. i went back this morning and looked at reagan's second inaugural and george bush jr.'s second inaugural. reagan talked about economics and the role of government. bush, terr
press secretary blames gop for the economy while pushing higher taxes. what planet do these guys live on. great panel today. doug schoen, former pollster to president bill clinton and fox news contributor and monica crowley radio talk show host extraordinaire and welcome to you all. big shocker the number we got yesterday. >> absolutely. overall it was a big shock. following the day before, carney would mention consumer sentiment because that plunged dramatically the day before. that was maybe even a bigger shock because that speaks to the future where the gdp report was, in the past. and that was all about the payroll tax hikes. so a double-whammy this week. martha: whose fault is it? >> you can't be in the white house and only cherry-pick the good stuff. first four years it was bush's fault. martha: sure you can. every white house wants to do that. >> the fact of the matter is the economy has been slowed in part because there was been a war on success and constant threening and deemization of business. a lot of businesses have been afraid and intimidated by this. martha: no doubt about
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continuing his campaign for extending tax cuts, um, for everyone but the wealthy top brackets, and so we had a fiscal cliff debate and fight on capitol hill where american taxpayers across the country paying their holiday bills were anxiously waiting to see what congress would do, and ultimately everyone but the top earners saw their tax cuts restored. and we went right into a debate about gun control and immigration reform. so it's true that the president has not talked about growth or the economy in a very long time. given this new data, though, and given the fact that we saw an anticipation of these sequestered cuts that the congress passed a long time ago and have the opportunity to undo but haven't yet and are set to go into effect on march 1, in anticipation of those cuts that really hit at defense spending we saw a big shrink in defense jobs, and that is going to continue, um, when we see the sequester go into effect in march. and it's going to hit domestic programs as well. combined that will be, produce a considerable dent to consumer demand. and as we get into a couple months down
taxes on it. 2012 taxes on the mansion $39,000. guessing he may not have. >> you know what? >> adverse possession has been around forever. you know? but he, it's interesting to me that he even knew about it. it is a bit obscure. you learn that first year in law school. >> he is smart. knew about it. >> i need to adversely possess real estate. >> aim high. aim high. >>> violence storms slamming the east coast this morning after leaving the south and midwest in shambles. the giant system triggered two dozen tornado thousands. one of them slammed north thern georgia knocking out power, flipping over trucks and cars and damaging 100 homes. one man was killed when a tree crushed his trailer. another man died in tennessee. >> rough few days for weather. with that take a look at today's weather. strong storms from atlanta to new england. some morning downpours for d.c. and here in the big apple. lake-effect snow from michigan to upstate new york. snow in the rockies and cascades. showers in the pacific northwest. >> 40s boise to albuquerque. subzero and single digits in the midwest with wind
tax nbc's kevin tibbles starts us off from there tonight. good evening. >> brian, 2013 is barely a month old and already 42 murders in the city of chicago. the latest has galvanized this city into taking action. >> no one gets a pass. >> reporter: today, chicago city officials went on the offensive. taking aim at gun violence by calling for background checks on gun buyers. >> loss of any child, in any community, in this city, is a loss to the entire city. >> reporter: moving 200 more officers from behind their desks to the streets. >> if i have to put a policeman here, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365, we're going to make a point that this territory belongs to the community. >> i'm hadiya, year 2015. >> reporter: the victims have names and families. 15-year-old honor student, hadiya pendelton, has become the latest face of violence in this city. in sixth grade, she took part in an anti gang video. >> your job is to say no to gangs and yes to a great future. >> reporter: despite by laws that prohibit gunshots within city limits, more than any other city in america, chicago appea
from miami. currently it is 65 degrees in miami. why aren't we in florida? why? >>brian: and no taxes, we'd have no state income taxes too. >>gretchen: okay. i'll put in my vote for florida. i'm not sure my family would be in line for that. >>brian: i'll buy the bubble wrap. let's move. >>gretchen: let's get to your headlines first. family and friends remembering the life of beloved philadelphia pediatrician melissa katunutee outside her home her body was found bound and burned, a horrible crime. police say an exterminator confessed to killing her. jason smith told police the two got into an argument during his appointment at his home. he then allegedly strangled her and set her body on fire. >> this points out that it could happen to anybody at any time. any one of us let people into our houses without doing background checks or having somebody else present. >>gretchen: that's scary. surveillance video showed that smith's truck parked nearby and it showed him following her into her house and driving by twice after the murder. he's now facing several charges in connection with that ki
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not that high, we can only hope, don't want another tax. and applies to online shoppers as well. the key you want to hear, debit and prepaid cards are exempt from this. there are questions out there whether american express users will be able to avoid this. they have special language in their contract which means they may be exempt, shep. >> shepard: and these fees are illegal in some states. >> yeah, ten states, you're lucky in you live in california, colorado, connecticut, florida, kansas, maine, massachusetts, new york, oklahoma, and texas. i just want to tell people like the rooeason it's a big deal. look i'll pay cash, what's the big deal. >> shepard: if you have cash on you. >> if you have cash on you, a, and b, credit cards have protections for consumers. if you want to call up after you bought something and falls apart and you don't want to pay for it you call the credit card operator and have it expunged, you can't necessarily do that with cash and get your money back, big protections built in for people who use credit card. i'm not a fan for credit card debt, but a reason to use it
before you pay any increase taxes. it doesn't make any sense. when you go into medicare, your pain to set up premiums and two sets of metadata coverage. two sets of party coverage. just for the string of monthly expenses for health care. they escalate dramatically at a time when you have probably less opportunity to increase ever come in the future. so i think we have to be very careful when we look at the beneficiary impact of changes and we need to understand what we're talking about and how it will impact people. the posturing and medicare is very high. in order to increase the cost is a difficult thing to do. all of these things go together. so i worry you can miss some of the problems that can happen. >> i can't help but draw a parallel to the commercial side where we have had for years efforts to try to get health care spending under control by dealing with the benefits side and inventing new benefits structures and care products and other things that would make individuals more price conscious and so forth. on the other hand, now we are dealing with the supplier side and payment re
because corporate profits are up, costs are down, the fiscal cliff agreement has locked in low taxes for most of the upper-middle class and wealthy, and there's no sign of inflation as far as the eye can see. but corporate profits can't stay high when american consumers whose spending is 70% of the u.s. economy are this pessimistic about the future. they're just not going to spend. american companies won't be able to make up the difference in forward markets. europe is careening into a recession. japan is still in deep trouble. china's growth has slowed. profits are the highest share of the u.s. economy on record. wages are the lowest. but this imbalance can't and won't last. >> can't and won't. and look what's happening on wall street. they're doing better, willie, than ever before. >> mm-hmm. >> ever before. for the past four years, wall street has exploded over the past four years. real income has dropped for middle-class americans. the poverty rate's gone up. one in four americans are on food stamps. you talk about two americas. john edwards is right. >> incomes. >> over the past
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. they'd have to pay back taxes and pass a background check among other requirements. opponents to the plan worry that it doesn't do enough to beef up security at the border. they say millions of additional undocumented immigrants could be in this country in a few years without tighter security. >>> super bowl sunday is just around the corner and that means the big easy is boosting security throughout the city. the city of new orleans is adding 1300 federal agents and 270 extra state troopers. there will also be coast guard ships on the lower. river homeland secretary janet napolitano will hold a press conference with the nfl later today. the 150,000 super bowl fans packing the city, the police are dealing with the annual buildup of mardi gras where thousands flock to the french quarter in new orleans. >>> the number of children being diagnosed with adhd is on the rise. we'll take a look at what's causing that. >>> plus, >> announcer: you're watching "news4 midday." >>> it appears twinkies won't be going away after all. two investment firms that started the bidding to acquire th
differently. he supported tax increases. what does that say to you? >> two things. he joins a growing list of senators whoa are frustrated with the senate. that's a problem for all americans. not one party or another, but it has to be functional again. two, split cally speaking, it's not a safe republican state. this is what people have to keep their eye on. republicans lean as the favorites in the beginning. nothing is a sure thing even in the state of georgia. >> what do you think? you study georgia closely. >> absolutely. one of the first states i campaign in. he said it has been a really outstanding conservative member before i got to know him. as well as the united states senate. he is on the farm bills and authored most of the authorization bills. clearly his decision is personal i'm sure. he is frustrated with washington, d.c. and members of both parties are frustrated with the gridlock. the republicans will nominate somebody in main street, but while georgia is the so-called red state, president obama was able to get more than 45% of the vote there. i assume that we are going have
.o.p. for economy while pushing higher taxes. what planet do these guys live on, shepard? >> shepard: economists seem to have a number of reasons if not an explanation for this. >> they also don't seem to be worried. in part, because most private spending categories like housing actually did better in the fourth quarter than they did in the third. nigel got of global insight says you get a better picture of the economy looking at the period from july through december. >> third quarter 3.1% that overstated the strength of the recovery. fourth quarter minus .1 that understates. average the two. we are around 1.5%. so i think that's the underlying pace we were showing in the second half of the year it's a recovery but it's soft. gault expects positive growth this year and not a recession. shepard? >> shepard: wendell goler at the white house tonight. thanks. the search is on for two missing workers after a landslide at a quarry. that tops our news around the world in 80 seconds. >> canada. rocks and mud gave way sweeping two construction trucks and pay loader into a deep gravel pit north of montrea
with their dollars that things are going to get better. now that taxes are increased, we've got to see how they're reacting to that, but up until this point, almost everything pointed to stronger consumer spending and that i take as a positive sign. >> brown: what about just filling in a little bit more on the housing sector because those numbers came out yesterday, they look good, they were interpreted as very positive. but i note that even robert shiller himself sort of suggested that he can't read all that much into them. how important is that sector? >> well, to me i think housing is critically important, not simply because of whole construction which obviously powers an awful lot of jobs but when you consider all the people who have been underwater for so long and they have this negative wealth effect, we talked about the fact that 401(k)s are going up. if they see house prices going up they feel an awful lot better as well. so i think this strength in the housing prices are really the most important factor out there and it's spread really across the country. not quite as strong as what's
with their dollars that things are going to get better. now that taxes are increased we've got to see how they're reacting to that, but up until this point almost everything pointed to stronger consumer spending and that i take as a positive sign. >> brown: what about just filling in a little bit more on the housing sector because those numbers came out yesterday, they look good, they were interpreted as very positive. but i note that even robert shiller himself sort of suggested that he can't read all that much into them. how important is that sector? >> well, to me i think housing is critically important not simply because of whole construction which obviously powers an awful lot of jobs but when you consider all the people who have been underwater for so long and they have this negative wealth effect, we talked about the fact that 401(k)s are going up. if they see house prices going up they feel an awful lot better as well. so i think this strength in the housing prices are really the most important factor out there and it's spread really across the country. not quite as strong as what's go
. it is just symbolism over substance. i have a hard time telling my constituents in taxes that congress is looking at passing a raft of new laws when the laws we currently have on the books are so woefully not enforced. i think we need to do what we can to address the shortcomings in mental health care, as well as background checks mechanisms we used to screen out prohibited gun buyers. we need to ask what the years of the institutionalization of the mentally ill have done for the safety of the american public. we need to ask about people who are subjected to a court order to outpatient mental health treatment. tens of millions are falling to the cracks and surely, we can agree that more needs to be done to and from -- enforce existing gun laws. the gun prosecutions are down across the board. mr. chairman, i hope we will have a follow-up hearing to ask administration witnesses to come before the panel and testify why agencies of government are not enforcing laws that congress has already passed. it is worth noting that five years ago, congress was asking the same questions we are asking
5. ♪ ♪ ♪ just add water. the everyday collection. by target. she said, "i haven't done my taxes for a few years." call. what's a few? she said, "i think it's eight." she showed up with four file boxes of paperwork. "here, take my stuff and figure it out." i will do that for you. it's a mental challenge. it's a puzzle. but getting you the maximum refund- that's what i'm here for. bring it on. >> abc7 news, good morning, i am eric thomas. the dove brown will deliver the state of the straight address if a little more than an hour. he says the economy is rebounding and is expected to lay out an ambitious and optimistic agenda. well carry the speech live on abc7 and stream it live on starting at 9:00. right now, mike has the forecast. >> the system to the south of live doppler 7 hd is starting to unwind. that mean we will have clouds and upper 30's to low 60's before the next chan of storms later this afternoon. after that, we get a break tomorrow. sue? >> heavy traffic. we have an early accident off on the shoulder but it is slow moving past lucas valley road and north
living illegally and not paying taxes and enjoying all the benefits. uma: juan, do you think this the end it will be a big showdown with the president and congress over this security issue? >> it could be. but i don't think that either side wants it to slow down this process. i think we are on a fast track, uma. i think that both republicans and democrats see political advantage to getting a deal done and want it done. i think that's why senator rubio has been able to persuade so many people on the right and some -- he's a tea party favorite that this is the time to get it done, and i think from the president's perspective it's key to his legacy to his second term agenda. uma: on the other side of this, from the g.o.p. if they do get a deal done this will hopefully operate door for more hispanics to take a second look at the g.o.p. >> absolutely. what bothers me. we are on a fast track. how much will this cost. how much will we add to medicare. social security, food stamps and so on. we will ram this through likely did with healthcare and three years from now wheel aoeb scratching our hea
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